29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Eumundi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in December, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, stop by The Candy Store Leura, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, shop like a local with Odd Mountain, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, then look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leura holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country
The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island route builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, then stop by MaisyMoo, and finally kick back and relax at Kings Beach. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Eumundi road trip site .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Lord Howe Island to Eumundi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Eumundi

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Belmondos Organic Market
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Eumundi to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 6th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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